On the evening of July 8, Microsoft released an improved test build of Windows 11 numbered 22000.65. The cumulative update has fixed dozens of various bugs and some shortcomings in the interface design. As it turned out, after installing the patch, some subtle changes occur in the operating system. For example, users will no longer be able to return the Start menu interface to the classic look with transparent tiles, as in Windows 10. This was reported by Softpedia.
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A special parameter “Start_ShowClassicMode” in the Registry Editor, which was removed in Windows 11 22000.65, was responsible for displaying the old Start menu. Some users were happy to return to it to continue using the traditional and more familiar Windows 10-style design that has remained relevant for the past 6 years. Given the ban, it looks like Microsoft wants to limit the customization options for Windows 11 and deprive users of the choice between the old and the new design. The situation is vaguely reminiscent of the scandal with Windows 8, when the transition to a reimagined Metro interface with optimization exclusively for touch control took place.
As a reminder, build 22000.65 was the first update for Windows 11 preview since public testing began in late June. The list of changes and fixes is available in a separate article.